Friday, December 16, 2011
Holiday Greetings from Sananda Maitreya
I've been a fan of this guy ever since his first album in 1987. Back then he was known as Terence Trent d'Arby, but he now goes by the name of Sananda Maitreya. Either way, he's one of the most underrated talents in modern music. His debut album, Introducing the Hard Line According to Terence Trent d'Arby, took the music world by storm, selling more than a million copies in its first three days of release and ultimately selling more than 14 million copies. He's released a number of astonishingly great albums since his debut, but the most recent ones have been strictly self-promoted and therefore haven't received the attention they deserve. Of course, as a truly independent artist, he's pretty much free to do as he likes and release what he wants, and there's an advantage to that. He currently lives in Italy with his beautiful wife and, I'm pretty sure, their new son. He's worth a listen for sure, and there's lots of free stuff and music for sale on his website, and on YouTube. Check him out.